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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Iwaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.0996S, 141.2942WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2942 East, latitude 37.0996 North, depth = 46.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i4wv. Unique identifier: us1000i4wv. The temblor was reported at 10:54:04 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 01:54:04 / December 8, 2018 @ 1:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 46.33 km (29 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi-Naka, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km E of Iwaki, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.2942° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km E of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-08 01:54:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-08 02:24:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 387 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000i4wv Id of event.
Event Code 1000i4wv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i4wv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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